Korematsu v. United States

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What did the Supreme Court decide in Korematsu vs. United States?

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In this case, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II was constitutional.

In this case, the Court said that any actions like the internment that are done on the basis of race are suspect and must be subjected to very strict scrutiny.  However, even after scrutinizing the executive order carefully, the Court ruled that it was constitutional.  The Court ruled that the internment was a necessary measure taken by the government in a time of extreme crisis.  Therefore, it ruled that the internment was legal.

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